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Curiosity and creativity collide at ProtoLab Day Camp

Six Howard Kennedy Elementary School students crowd around a laser cutter at Metropolitan Community College (MCC), cheeks pressed against the glass, eyes glued on the action as the machine etches their custom designed nametags into reality. Ken Heinze, MCC prototype design lab coordinator, steps up and invites the students to open the machine with him.

By |2019-06-18T09:16:44-05:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Curiosity and creativity collide at ProtoLab Day Camp

4 tips to celebrate summer and the great outdoors safely

Ah, summer. Nothing beats enjoying a long, hot day in the great outdoors. Swimming, hiking, camping – however you choose to celebrate the warmer months, stay safe and have fun all season long by utilizing the following safety tips. 1. Don’t catch rays. Dodge them Lounging poolside under the sweltering sun sounds like the start

By |2019-06-12T09:46:43-05:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on 4 tips to celebrate summer and the great outdoors safely

Omaha Public Schools students with disabilities grow workplace skills at BCC

The Winner’s Circle Café at Blue Cross Centre (BCC) serves more than meals to hungry employees: it serves special needs students from Omaha Public Schools (OPS). Students from Burke High School and South High School in the OPS Work-Based Learning program come to the café with a paraprofessional several days a week during the school

By |2019-06-10T15:19:37-05:00June 15th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Omaha Public Schools students with disabilities grow workplace skills at BCC

Life safety officer discovers ‘can’t miss’ opportunities in new role

Terel Dunn started at Blue Cross Centre (BCC) as a Frontline Security contractor two years ago. In his third year at BCC, Dunn joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) security and life safety team, becoming a full-time employee and discovering “can’t miss” opportunities for growth. Dunn transitioned to his role as a

By |2019-06-07T14:01:05-05:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Life safety officer discovers ‘can’t miss’ opportunities in new role

You never know when you may need it

Jenny Hemmer recently participated in basic life support training for health care providers who work at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). Hemmer, a nurse case manager, took the class because “as a nurse, I feel like I should always be certified (in basic life support), but you never know when you may

Protect your business from email compromise

The Better Business Bureau Foundation and its partners recently presented a free program to local companies about how to protect themselves from business email compromise (BEC). The event was held in Omaha at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. What is BEC? According to the FBI, BEC is a sophisticated scam targeting businesses that

Employees ‘Spring into Motion’ through wellness challenge

Spring into Motion, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) latest wellness challenge, harnesses the power of fitness trackers, smartphones and spring sunshine to encourage physical activity. Spring into Motion is an eight-week wellness challenge kicking off Monday, May 6. Participants will track their daily steps and activities using a fitness tracker and smartphone

By |2019-04-29T12:23:26-05:00May 5th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Employees ‘Spring into Motion’ through wellness challenge

BCBSNE celebrates 70-year partnership with City of Hastings

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is celebrating 80 years of business in 2019. For more than 70 of those years, the company has provided health insurance to City of Hastings employees. BCBSNE appreciates and values its relationship with the City of Hastings, said Darcy Swope, BCBSNE account executive. “Our collaboration and partnership

By |2019-05-01T09:10:26-05:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE celebrates 70-year partnership with City of Hastings

Dress for Your Day initiative empowers employees

Who doesn’t love a great pair of jeans? With a Dress for Your Day initiative recently implemented at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), employees can rock their favorite casual duds around the office any day of the week. “Or a pantsuit, if desired," said Colin Hayworth, BCBSNE talent acquisition manager. "Dress for

By |2019-04-26T08:54:46-05:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Dress for Your Day initiative empowers employees

Behind the desk: BCBSNE employees, Frontline Security ensure safety

In the middle of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) lobby lies a security desk where more goes on than meets the eye. The BCBSNE employees and Frontline Security members who staff the desk handle many situations throughout the day, said Matt Witkowski, life safety specialist. Every day is different because you never

By |2019-04-17T11:16:31-05:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Behind the desk: BCBSNE employees, Frontline Security ensure safety